“Labor protesters amicably shared the sidewalk with upbeat book lovers and music fans as two new downtown attractions — a Borders Books & Music store and a Hard Rock Cafe — opened Monday at Compuware’s headquarters.

About 20 representatives from the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 876, AFL-CIO, in Madison Heights stood in front of the bookstore, next door to Hard Rock, carrying signs and handing out fliers explaining their actions.

The union represents workers at Borders’ downtown Ann Arbor store, which went on strike Saturday demanding higher wages and better benefits at that location, one of two unionized stores nationwide. The average Borders worker at the Ann Arbor store makes about $8.50 per hour, union officials said. …”

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Author: Rob